Corfiot Sofrito with puree

Corfiot Sofrito with puree

Corfiot Sofrito with potato-carrot puree

Sofrito is a well known and unique dish of Corfu. It is made with beef, which is cooked in a wine sauce with garlic and parsley. It is served with rice or mashed potatoes.

Sofrito Preparation

Directions

  1. Dredge the fillets with salt and fresh ground pepper. Coat them with flour and fry slightly on both sides. Scrape any excess flour from the bottom of the pan and remove them.
  2. Add olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion.
  3. Add rosemary, marjoram, garlic and white wine.
  4. Cut the stems of both the parsley bunches, tie them and add them in the saucepan.
  5. Add meat fillets and simmer until the sauce thickens and meat is tender. If needed you should add more water.
  6. Remove parsley stems from the saucepan.
  7. Serve meat in a platter and pour the sauce over them.
  8. Serve fillets with mashed potatoes and carrots.

Potato and Carrot Mash Preparation

Directions

  1. Boil the cubed potatoes and carrots in water.
  2. Add plenty of salt and pepper and the mashed garlic.
  3. When the vegetables are tender remove from the sauce pan and drain.
  4. Preserve half glass of the water.
  5. Melt butter on the saucepan.
  6. Add on a a blender the vegetables and blend. Gradually add the milk and the water that you preserved. Blend until the texture is soft and creamy.
  7. Add the melted butter and mix again.
  8. Empty the puree on a saucepan.

Sofrito Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1kg boneless beef fillets (leg part preferred)
  • 1 onion, finely cut
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • Rosemary
  • Marjoram
  • 2 bunches of parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Flour for coating the fillets
  • Olive oil for frying

Mash potato and Carrot Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 medium potatoes, cut in cubes
  • 1 mashed garlic
  • Mix of pepper and salt
  • 6 medium carrots, cut in thin slices
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 2 spoons of fresh butter

Step1: All ingredients in one picture

Step1: All ingredients in one picture

Step 2: Beef steaks coated

Step 2: Beef steaks coated

Step 3: Garlic crushed with a mortar. Onion mashed with blender.

Step 3: Garlic crushed with a mortar. Onion mashed with blender.

Step 4: Meat is browned.

Step 4: Meat is browned.

Step 5: Sauce started to thicken. Parsley is in one piece and can be easily removed.

Step 5: Sauce started to thicken. Parsley is in one piece and can be easily removed.

 

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